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        I really don't like the stone facade on this fireplace. it's filthy, and I don't like it. Any suggestions for things that would be relatively easy to do that would look better? I would like it to be warm and inviting, without the mirror. The fireplace does sit in the corner of the room, and I want it to be the focal point. Thinking of maybe putting a flat screen mount on the top.. but still undecided about that. The fireplace is used often in the winter. Right now it is the only heat source.

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        Posts: 2 | Location: United States | Registered: Dec 12, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Do you watch Rehab Addict? I recently saw an episode where Nicole Curtis, along with a very skilled craftsman, did an amazing makeover of a corner fireplace.
        I don't have the vision that Nicole has, but it strikes me that she captured and amplified the look and feel of the house she was working on. So, I think that, whatever you do, do it with an eye toward the long term vision you have for your home.

        By the way, what IS that facade made from? I understand why you'd want to replace it, but don't be too hasty.
         
        Posts: 288 | Location: Western NewYork | Registered: Jan 26, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        The facade appears to be thinset with 1" think flat stones attached. I have no idea how else to explain it. I get to see Rehab addict occasionally. I'll see if I can find that episode. I saw an episode of a flipping show this evening.. and since the wall on the right of the fireplace leads to the kitchen. I might use the same granite/quartz from the kitchen on the hearth.

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